If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.-—Joseph Campbell

A pleasant early spring Friday afternoon at the Mexican restaurant with my mostly retired schoolteacher friends. Two-for-one cold beer, chips and five kinds of salsa, large platters of appetizers.   Confessions of our early mothering, a few laughs over the grandiose plans of others we once had, struggles with the bureaucracy of Medicare.  A former student, now lawyer, sits at a nearby table. The dining room fills with college students in shorts and sundresses. Later in the parking lot we share a couple last jokes, future plans, and tomato plants from the back of Grace’s van.

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.  Khalil Gibran

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.  Aristotle

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.   Elie Wiesel

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Comments on: "The Sweetness of Friendship" (9)

  1. june dowis said:

    spoken as the true friend that you are Laura.

  2. Reblogged this on MetaRead360 Small Press presents and commented:
    A good friendship keeps us sane!

  3. You are very, very fortunate!

  4. You can’t beat good friends. And I am blessed with the best friends ever! 🙂

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